Quality Assurance Manager

Summary Description:
Lead/manage all aspects of the Quality Assurance department, including development and implementation of robust processes utilizing Six Sigma and other Lean disciplines.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Hands-on involvement in all aspects of Quality Assurance function..
  • Develop and manage performance of Quality Assurance personnel (salaried & hourly), taking corrective measures as appropriate.
  • Ensure controls are in place to maintain ISO, NADCAP, AS9100 rev. C  and other certifications.
  • Establish, maintain and solidify relationships with customers.
  • Manage non-conformance processes: review deviations, disposition, perform root cause analysis, corrective actions, and customer documentation submissions.
  • Accurately read and interpret blue prints, technical sketches, drawings, configuration, and customer documents to meet job requirements.
  • Lead plant through all audits ie  internal, vendor, customer and 3rd party.
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Performance Excellence Manager – Mallinckrodt

Requistion #: JR000003599
Location/Division Maryland Heights, MO (Imaging)


Performance Excellence ManagerREQUISITION

JR000003599 Performance Excellence Manager (Open Date: 02/27/2015)LOCATION

Maryland Heights, MO (Imaging) – USA076ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS



The Performance  Excellence   Leader is accountable for delivering Operational  improvements  by diagnosing, creating future state design, and implementing sustainable improvements using the tools available in the Mallinckrodt Transformation playbook. The Performance Excellence lead is accountable for identifying candidates for training and certification to support ongoing projects.  The Site Performance  Excellence lead will collaborate with the Central Mallinckrodt  Performance Excellence function, Site leadership teams, production personnel, Site Performance Excellence coaches and other trained/certified resources to ensure that improvement opportunities are identified using diagnostic tools, prioritized, and implemented, based upon business impact, and maintains responsibility for sustaining improvements or efficiencies that have been implemented. The Site Performance Excellence Leader will provide regular updates on progress, issues and achievements to site leadership and the Central Performance Excellence Leader.

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Performance Excellence Leader


JR000003548 Performance Excellence Leader (Open)


Greenville, IL (Pharma) – USA034




  • Manages multiple improvement projects at the Greenville site (work plan development, deadlines and milestones setting, resource allocation, results tracking)
  • Contributes to resource identification for identified improvement projects
  • Ensures projects stay on schedule and delivers business value
  • Shares best practices with other sites
  • Integrates with site resources to identify, prioritize, and implement improvement projects across the site


  • Makes informed decisions based on data analysis and assessments
  • Uses knowledge of Mallinckrodt manufacturing operations and organization, coupled with a sound knowledge of value proposition tools and techniques to identify high improvement opportunities
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Quality Engineer – O’Fallon, Missouri

About the company – At Synergetics™, we pride ourselves on our engineering creativity as we aggressively pursue opportunities to advance surgery in both ophthalmic and neurosurgical disciplines through clinically significant product development. This is made possible through our collaborative relationships with industry leading surgeons from around the world working to improve patient outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Corrective and Preventive Action

• Lead and participate in CAPA, customer complaint resolution activities, internal corrective actions, and continuous improvement activities using structured problem solving and project management tools.
• Lead Material Review Board for assigned value streams including resolution with supplier and internal personnel.

Process Development, Improvement, and Compliance

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Quality Engineer

I am searching for an engineer with an interest in furthering plant quality efforts in an entrepreneurial fab/assembly operation. Must be a down-to-earth adaptable person that enjoys involvement on a fast paced plant floor and who possesses the polish to represent the company professionally in periodic customer interaction. This is a high impact position in a highly profitable organization.

The person will write and manage supplier and customer non-compliances and corrective actions; meet with customers to explain the quality program; train quality production floor employees and help oversee new product development.

The qualified candidate will be a degreed engineer, have at least 1 or 2 years experience in plant quality and be familiar with COA’s and COC’s. This role would allow a motivated person to gain a lot of experience and exposure in a short period of time. The person will be located in their St. Louis facility and may visit their Indiana plant once or twice a month.

Reference #1312

John Zipfel
Debbon Recruiting Group, Inc.
o 314-846-9101
c 314-852-5488


Established, privately held manufacturing company that specializes in Metal Fabrication is looking for a Quality Engineer or Manager to join their team.  Must have experience with ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949.

Prefer an engineering degree:  BSME, BSIE, but will consider experience.

Full-time, salary, bonus, benefits.  Facility is expanding, good working environment.

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Program Office Support – Systems Engineering Support

Position 5:   Program Office Support – Systems Engineering Support (Metrics): FFP-LOE

Looking for an advisor to a Government-led team in order to provides technical expertise and assistance to the D/DD XI and Government representatives on portfolio, initiative, program or project level matters with respect to architectural, infrastructure, or other interdependencies and associated impacts.

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Job Notice – VP of Quality & Regulatory: Gallus Biopharmaceuticals

JOB SUMMARY VP of Quality & Regulatory:
Leads and manages the Quality & Regulatory organization and all Quality related programs and activities to support site operations. Functions and activities include Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Validation, GMP Training, Compliance and Regulatory. Ensures business, quality and compliance goals are met in full compliance with all Gallus and relevant government issued quality and regulatory policies/guidelines.

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Workshops for Job Seekers

Reserve your spot for Bounce Back’s Nitty Gritty Workshop or forward to friend so they can attend.

Nitty Gritty Workshop

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Whether you are just starting your job search or looking to inject new energy into your efforts the Nitty Gritty workshop is for you. This all day workshop will help you prepare or revise your marketing plan, learn to network and prepare to interview like never before.

Join the Bounce Back team that will help you….. Identify your skills that you will use to market yourself Learn to write accomplishment stories to use during interviews and networking meetings Learn to write your Personal Marketing Message that will make you memorable Construct your resume that will pass the 30 second thumb tests Learn to use LinkedIn – the #1 on line job search tool Learn how to network to uncover the hidden job market Learn how to interview to stand out from the other candidates Next steps for support after the workshop This workshop is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat please respond to: stlbounceback@gmail.com

  • Date: Thursday, November 14 Time: 8:00 am till 5:00 pm Location: Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 West Lockwood, 63122

Invite a friend to join you at this weeks meeting.

LinkedIn! LinkedIn can be one of the most valuable tools in your search. Come learn how to be more effective with LinkedIn.

  • Date: November 01 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122

Best Practices! Come share your and learn others’ best practices of job search. One great idea could be the difference in your search.

  • Date: November 08 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122

September Job Links

Quality Manufacturing Engineer Lincoln Industrial | St Louis, MO


Quality Systems Manager A Personified Client Company | St Louis, MO


Validation/quality Manager Irwin International Staffing | St Louis, MO


Quality Manager Plz Aeroscience | Pacific, MO


Quality Engineer Rose International | St Louis, MO


Test Analyst/ Qa Engineer Modis | Earth City, MO


Hot Job Interview Tip: ‘Cut To The Chase’

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret”

Wouldn’t it be simpler and easier if you could count on a hiring manager to get right down to business and ask the one question that is probably uppermost on his or her mind? “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?”
What a powerful query that is. However, most interviewers start with questions that fall into three areas: employment experience, workplace communication, and your personality style. In other words, he or she wants to get a feel for who you are as you relate to these categories. Your answers will help determine if you are someone to interview again and/or hire. These questions appear to be a less confrontational way of asking the one thing they really want to know.

So what should you do? Be prepared for any and all potential questions. Then when they come up you’ll have your responses ready. Also, depending on the interviewer you may be asked questions that require a direct answer such as, “How long were you at your previous employment?” or “What were your daily tasks in your former job?”
OR an individual with a more casual style may put her query this way. “Tell me about a day on the job at your previous employment,” or “What did like best about your job and the duties you had?” See the difference? You may provide the same basic answers to both but you’ll phrase them according to the way the employer presents the questions.

However, regardless of the approach the interviewer takes, keep in mind that what he or she is really asking is the question in the first paragraph above. “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?” By checking you out in various ways, he or she is looking for the answer to that question because it is the one that ‘cuts to the chase’. It gets to the bottom line. It brings the interview into focus. It may determine whether or not you get the job.
Whatever the question, approach it in a relaxed and easy manner. Think ahead about the categories involved–your experience, your communication, and your personality because they will be the ones that will grab the hiring manager’s attention and convince him or her that you’re the one who can offer the company exactly what it needs–and you can do so better than anyone else.

In a way it’s up to you to ‘cut to the chase’ too. Don’t wander around, spouting words that take up time and confuse the interviewer. Avoid getting side-tracked. Stick to the point of why you want this job and why you believe that you can be an asset to the company and its mission.
Interviewers are busy people, seeing one person after another for hours at a time. In order to stand out in this line of individuals, you’ll need to stay focused and clear-minded. Keep thinking ‘cut to the chase’, to help you offer only those details that will advance the interview to a place where you can tell the employer is favorably impressed with you.

Most company managers are looking for several key traits: passion, attention to detail, problem solving, leadership, commitment, communication skills, and intellectual curiosity.
Before you walk into the interview room pull together some specific examples from your work life that illustrates a few of these characteristics. At just the right time bring them up and share them as a story, including details, dialogue, conflict, and resolution. In other words, what happened, who was involved, and how did you resolve the problem so the outcome was successful? Whether or not you are asked for examples directly doesn’t matter. Just have them ready to insert into your answers as they seem suitable.
If you enter an interview with a ‘cut to the chase’ attitude for yourself then you’ll likely find the interviewer will do the same–and offer you the job.
Good luck!

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new “Secret Career Document” job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Tough Times Job Tips.”

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